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Last Updated On Thursday, 1 December 2016.

This week's update includes nine articles and links for you to enjoy.

Team Yankee

Tally ho chaps! This week sees two more all-plastic kits released for the British in Team Yankee. The Scorpion or Scimitar Troop and the Spartan or Striker Troop now join the ranks of the other units available for Iron Maiden. What!

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)
The British Army Of the Rhine had three tracked reconnaissance regiments. The recce troops of the first two were equipped entirely with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles, while the recce troops of the third mixed Scimitars and Scorpions together.

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)... 

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)
The FV103 Spartan armoured personnel carriers based on the same Scorpion chassis as the rest of the squadron. These give them the speed and protection to get into position ahead of the enemy in time to prepare a hot reception.

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)...

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)

Battlefield in a Box 

Going, going...

Going, going...
2017 Premium Property Pre-orders
The Paved Squares are now available to order as a seperate item.
Since pre-orders for the 2017 Premium Property range launched last week, the orders have been rolling in thick and fast. This brand new range features several special edition buildings complete with the usual high quality, pre-painted finish at a price that only the Battlefield in a Box range can deliver.

Ordering couldn’t be easier! You can order any single item in any quantity you like and instead of receiving each building on a month-by-month basis; your complete order will ship in its entirety in March 2017.

Order your 2017 Premium Property now...

Place your order today! Stock is strictly limited; order now to avoid disappointment. 

Iron Cross Painting Competition
held at the UK Grand Tournament
29 October - 30 October 2016

The 2016 edition of the UK Grand Tournament played host to the Iron Cross painting competition. With prizes on offer for Best Objective, Best Platoon, Best Infantry Team and Best Platoon, some outstanding examples were on offer.

Iron Cross Painting Competition... 

Iron Cross Painting Competition
A Tale Of Two Tigers: Part One A Tale Of Two Tigers: Part One
Failing To Plan - Then Plan To Fail
With the release of the plastic Tiger I E, Blake revisits his 2007-era resin and metal Tiger I Es in a series of articles demonstrating how my modelling abilities have progressed over the years.

A Tale of Two Tigers: Part One...
Beasts of War: Command School
Ripping into the Enemies Defences
In this episode we take a look at the Soviet Hinds of Team Yankee and the amount of them you can bring to the tabletop.

 What is the best tactic when using the Hinds you're asking yourself; what’s going to shoot back? Remember, you can also use defensive fire from your Allied tanks to thin our the enemy flanks before they get a chance to shoot those birds.

Ripping into the Enemies Defences... 
Beasts of War: Command School

Win a Team Yankee Table
Some nice entries have started coming in for our Team Yankee painting contest in which we will be giving away a fantastic Team Yankee table created by the talented Shawn ‘Terrain Guy’ Morris.
You can see the latest photos showing Shawn’s progress on the table,
and find out more about the competition here...
If you would like a chance to win this amazing prize (or a package of Battlefield in a Box terrain), get painting – you have until early December to enter a photo of your best painted Team Yankee force, formation or unit.
Voting for the  best painted Team Yankee force, formation or unit will begin next week.


Iron Cross: Barbarossa to Berlin Iron Cross: Barbarossa to Berlin
Tony Bates offers a different take on the After Action Report as he reports on the event Iron Cross: Barbarossa to Berlin.

Iron Cross: Barbarossa to Berlin...
Australian Early War Grand Tournament
December 3-4 at Hall of Heroes Campbelltown
This weekend the Hall of Heroes in Campbelltown will host the 2016 Flames Of War Australian Early War Grand Tournament, with five 1550-point games played over two days.

For more information, check out the players' pack:

Australian Early War Grand Tournament...

Flames Of War Tournament Series 2016

Flames Of War Australian Nationals at CanCon 2017

Flames Of War Australian Nationals at CanCon 2017
Hosted by the Canberra Games Society, Cancon is the largest gaming weekend in Australia. It has been going for more than 30 years, and it attracts players from all over Australia.

CanCon 2017 features tournaments for Early-war, Late-war, the ever popular Night Flames, a Mid-war 'War in the Desert' themed, team-based competition and Team Yankee.

Flames Of War Australian Nationals at CanCon 2017...

Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?

The Question of the Week

The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This week’s question is in regards to allocating hits to different armour ratings. 

The Question Of The Week...

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Fire For Effect Podcast
Episode Eight
Andy, Dave and Hammy discuss the UKGT which was held end of October at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry, Andy and Dave played in the event, Hammy was working the shop.

Also spliced into the middle through the wonders of technology is a very special Interview with the man himself....NOBBY! we have tried to have Nobby on the show since its inception and we finally have him here for you.

Fire For Effect Podcast: Episode Eight...

Fire For Effect Podcast

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Behind Enemy Lines Episode 30...

Behind Enemy Lines Iron Maiden Video Review...

Diesel N Dust Episode 25...

2016 North American Masters Report...

Hail To the Chief... 

Beasts of War: Unboxing Kampfgruppe Müller...

UK Grand Tournament 2016 Report: Part Two...

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode Eight...

At Your Convenience...

Team Yankee Unboxing: M109 Field Artillery Battery...

Team Yankee Command School: Flying Tips For Killer Choppers...

Team Yankee: Where are the Nukes?...

Flames Of War at Thunder Con 2016...

Canadian Capital Region Market Garden Firestorm Campaign...

Team Yankee FAQ update...

Tanks at PAX...

The Battle for Berlin: A Flames Of War Campaign - Part One...

UK Grand Tournament 2016 Report: Part One... 

Hiding in Plain Sight...

Upcoming Releases
Iron Maiden — British Army in World War III (FW907)

November Releases

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)
Tracked Rapier SAM Section (TBBX07)
Mechanised Platoon (TBR702)
Harrier Close Air Support Flight (TBBX09)
Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01)
M109 Field Battery (TBBX08)

Puma Panzerspäh Platoon (Plastic) (GBX89)
Tiger I E Platoon (Plastic) (GBX90)

December Releases

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)
Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)

Battlefield in a Box Terrain

Mechanics Workshop (BB209)
Convenience Store (BB210)
Automobile Garages (BB211)

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Last Updated On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Blake at Battlefront